Why Old TV Disposal is So DifficultOkay, so let’s look at a typical scenario. You see a great deal on a new, state-of-the-art TV. And, it’s a great excuse to finally offload that old television. You bring the new one home, and quickly work to set it up. But, you still have to deal with the old electronic disposal. No problem, you’ll just throw it out on the curb. And, to your surprise, it’s still there after trash day.
Low commodities prices around the world are making life difficult for electronics recyclers, especially those struggling to get rid of toxic materials from obsolete television sets. The result: Old TVs being dumped in the trash or on the side of the road and e-recycling companies improperly disposing of them, including a company caught last year burying old TVs and other electronics devices in a 10-foot-deep hole in a field. And that is bad news for the environment. —NBC NewsAt first you just think it got missed and the next trash pick up day, it will disappear. But no. It’s still right there. That old TV still works, so you think you’ll just take it to the nearest charity collection and that will take care of it. However, it’s refused. What gives? The answer is that it contains hazardous materials. And, there’s simply no market for an old television.
Port Charlotte Old TV Disposal Hacks You can UseIf you have an old TV, whether it’s plasma, a big box unit, or something else, you’ll quickly discover that there are few places to take it — if any. Here are some helpful old television disposal hacks you can try:
- Repair it. If you switched the power on recently only to discover it’s not responding or it’s not functioning correctly, it could well be a simple fix. Try to troubleshoot it researching the symptoms and see if it’s a component you can replace.
- Donate it. Now, if it is in working condition, but you simply don’t want it taking up precious space, then you just might be able to donate it to a local school, shelter, church, or other charity for continued use.
- Repurpose it. This seems strange at first but there is plenty of inspiration out there on the web. People convert projection TVs into different furniture and other uses, as well.
- Junk it outright. To get rid of it right away without the hassle, you can call a local junk hauling service to pick it up. While you’re at it, you can offload a whole lot more.